matt + allison + xayla

If you’ve been following me for a while, you will recognize this next family. I’ve been honored to capture their engagement, their wedding and more recently, I did a maternity session for Allison while Matt was deployed in Afghanistan. Well, I’m happy to announce… Matt made it to the U.S. just a few weeks before the birth of his baby girl and they are back home in Arizona settling in to life as a family of three. But before they traveled to Arizona with their little one, I was able to spend the afternoon with this baby girl and her […]

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brandon + dana // martha’s vineyard wedding photography

This post has been a long-time coming; however, this comes with no lack of excitement for this wedding celebration! In October, Jonathan and I had the opportunity to travel to Martha’s Vineyard in Massachusetts for the union of Brandon & Dana. We arrived on Friday afternoon just in time to begin the festivities. From the clambake, to the bachelor/bachelorette parties, island tours and rehearsal activities, the weekend was filled with plenty of events, seafood, laughter and joy. As the weekend came to a close, the bride and groom said their vows on the shores of the Atlantic, followed by an […]

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the first year & the first post.

Today is November 28, 2010. Three hundred and sixty-five days ago, I married my love, my best friend and my helpmate. I became a wife and I mark that day as one of the greatest days of my life. A lot has happened over the past year. I wish I could say that the entire year was blissful as every first year of marriage should be. But… it wasn’t. This year brought some of the greatest trials my husband and I had ever personally encountered. However, it also brought some of the greatest joys… and at the end of the […]

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